Being Vegan in Paris

P A R I S. A city we all dream of visiting. Or at least I have. But I must say I’ve never been in a rush to go. I always thought a trip to this beautiful place would be later on in my life. In a world where I’m a married woman and am spending this…

Delicious White Beans & Greens

Cannellini Beans! AKA White Kidney Beans. I saw them in the store the other day and decided to give them a try. I’ve never bought white beans before so I had no idea what to expect or what they would go well with. I had just got home from the gym so I was craving…

Soul Searching in Oakland 

…and by that I mean, I found vegan soul food. In Oakland, California. And I think I left my heart on the table. Souley Vegan is one of the few vegan places I heard about existing during my first trip to the Bay Area. Unfortunately, they are closed on Mondays so I wasn’t able to…

listen to your body

This is something I have failed at over and over again but have finally learned. Making the decision to accept what my body is telling me has been one of the best things I could ever do! How many times do our bodies try to communicate with us but we ignore what it is saying?…

new year, new me.

yeah yeah yeah…I know everyone hates that saying. But you know what? right now, that’s just exactly how I’m feeling. I’m going to share with you one of the health goals I’ve made for myself in 2015: Drink MORE water. YES… water is the only thing I drink (besides smoothies & fresh juices) BUT I have always struggled…

applesauce you can live with

Recently, my foodie friend Madeline and I did a lot of cooking and baking. Some from scratch and some from boxes. This morning we were at a family member’s house making cinnamon apple muffins from a gluten-free muffin mix. As I was reading the “ingredients to add” list on the box and set them out to be…

Garlic Cajun Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

I love potatoes. And I love fries. And sometimes I like them sweet & spicy. One of my favorite things to eat and make! Hope you love them as much as I do! Check out the video below to make them at home.

Thought of The Day

Imagine if we looked like what we ate… We’d care A LOT more about what we allowed into our bodies, wouldn’t we? No, not just the occasional acne breakouts, weight gains and losses, etc. that we all know of. I’m talking about if our foods REALLY reflected our diets physically. . So I ask, If you looked like the…

Dear Stranger

Dear Stranger, No…I don’t just eat salads. No…tofu is not the only way I can get my protein. No…I’m not “doing this” to be skinny. Yes actually, I eat a whole lot and am constantly stuffing my face with food. So no, I’m not starving myself.  No, cheese doesn’t have to be from a dairy source…

What?

Question- WHAT DOES VEGAN MEAN? Answer- I DO NOT CONSUME ANYTHING THAT COMES FROM AN ANIMAL. One day, I woke up and I realized…WOW, an animal doesn’t have to die OR suffer for me to LIVE! (AND EAT AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS NUTRITIOUS FOOD) *DROOLS* I live a beautiful, energetic life. And many meat eaters do too! But it brings…

When?

QUESTION- Was it hard to transition? ANSWER- No..I’ve kind of always been “this” way. It is truly difficult for me to answer this question because I have NEVER liked any of the following- Cow’s milk. Never ever ever ever. It would make me GAG as a kid if I ever tried to drink it. When I would…

Why?

Being vegan around non vegans always sparks conversation! Here are some of the questions I get asked the most- including my own personal answers! Question- WHY? Why are you VEGAN!? Answer- WHY NOT? PART ONE… First of all, I have a hand full of reasons as to why this is my chosen lifestyle. Number one…